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Sherrie Raynell Sutphen

December 28, 1950 — July 1, 2023


Sherrie Barkman Sutphen (nee: Sherrie Raynell Hudson), age 72, of Wylie, Texas passed away on July 1, 2023.  Sherrie was born on December 28, 1950 in Waco, Texas to Nellie "Iris" and William "Ray" Hudson.  She was the 5th child in the family of 8 children.  Sherrie received her diploma from Richfield High School in Waco.  Sherrie was a "working girl" most of her adult life, in various enterprises and eventually retired from her accounting position at TPI in Garland, TX on her 70th birthday, which was one of her life goals.  Sherrie was a loyal member of the congregation of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Garland for more than 30 years.

Sherrie was 14 months old when she traveled by ship to Yokohama, Japan, with her Mom and 4 sisters, to meet her daddy for the first time.  Ray was serving in the Army and on his second tour of duty in Japan.  Sherrie returned to Texas with her family in 1953.  When her Dad retired from the Army in 1956 the Hudsons moved to the Family farm near Thornton, TX which Ray had inherited.  The family then moved to Grosebeck, where her youngest sister was born. Sherrie lived in many different locations growing up in a military family, including Lawton, OK, Fort Richardson, AK, Waco, and San Antonio, TX.  

Sherrie is survived by her loving husband, George Sutphen, her son John Dowdy IV, stepson Keith Barkman and his son Kayden, stepdaughter Kristen Barkman Bowling, her husband Brady and their children Jackson and Landry, stepdaughter Sandra Sutphen Burrus, and her children Cole, Kelsey, Riley, and George, stepdaughter Sheryl Sutphen, and stepdaughter Lynn Swaner.  She was preceeded in death by her parents, her son Bradley Barkman, her sister Marilyn Tucker and her brother Phillip Hudson.  She is survived by her siblings Nancy Rash, Evelyn Biery, Susan Eddelman, William "Bill" Hudson and wife Rhea, Charlene Hudson, wife of deceased brother Philip Hudson, Corless Englert and her husband Bradley, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  

When her son Bradley died in 2007, Sherrie started and chaired a Grief Share group, to help herself and others cope with devastating loss.  Sherrie also volunteered with Kairos Outside programs, and with Johnathon's Place.  Sherrie was also generous donor to several charities and missionary groups, and sponsored a child in a slum in Brazil, helping the family build a stable home.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Mary Isham Keith Chapter in Fort Worth.  Sherrie loved to cook, crochet, and dabble in a multitude of "crafts".  Sherrie had a loving heart, and she was loved by most everyone who met her, and who will miss her forever.  Memorials may be made to Jonathon's Place, P.O. Box 140085, Dallas, TX  75214, website, or to Cornerstone UMC in Garland.  

A viewing will be held at Charles Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 2925 5th Street, Sachse, TX, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2023.  The service will be at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 7502 N. Garland Ave., Garland, TX on Monday, July 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM.  Interment will be at Reid Hill Cemetery, near New Boston, TX  on Wednesday July 12.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, July 9, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home - Sachse

2925 5th St, Sachse, TX 75048

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 10, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Cornerstone United Methodist Church

7502 N. Garland Avenue, Garland, TX 75044

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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